Emerging and established technology businesses alike rely on Scott to play a significant role in helping them develop and execute legal strategies that support the growth of their businesses. Given Scott’s in-depth technical aptitude and honed legal experience, he is able to jump in and work in partnership with business leaders, in-house counsel, and engineering teams, assisting them to better understand how and where intellectual property can further their commercial goals and reduce risk.
Scott’s experience includes cultivating global patent portfolios that align with his clients’ key services, strategic positioning for technology and license agreement negotiations, assessing third party patent risk and implementing mitigation plans, conducting and preparing for financing and acquisitions IP diligence, developing FDA regulatory strategies and 510(k) filings in the medical device area, and managing open source software compliance risk. Scott has proven successful time and again in strategically navigating patent examination to satisfy new requirements resulting from recent Supreme Court cases pertaining to patent acquisition in the software space. He is sought out by clients and colleagues alike to manage patent portfolios of all sizes and complexities.
Appreciated for his ability to quickly understand even the most complicated and sophisticated technologies and products when applying the law to innovation, Scott demonstrates technical prowess in many disciplines. He is skilled in the areas of medical devices (including nerve mapping, pulse oximeters, respiration sensors, patient monitors, and other non-invasive medical diagnostics), medical software technologies, electronics, IOT devices, SaaS services, e-commerce, fintech, cybersecurity technologies, mobile computing, network communication protocols, semiconductors, digital signal processing, video and audio streaming, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, AI processing, big data, and large scale modeling and analytics.
Prior to law school, Scott researched and published in the field of algorithmic circuit synthesis. Scott also worked for a leading pure-play semiconductor foundry, Jazz Semiconductor (now TowerJazz), where he was involved in device model analysis and support.
Joseph M. Barich Excellence in Patent Law Award (2012), University of Illinois College of Law
Uhlenhop Endowed Scholarship (2009), University of Illinois College of Law
Best Paper Award at the Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC) (2009), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
IEEE Charles LeGeyt Fortescue Graduate Scholarship (2007), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tau Beta Pi - The Engineering Honor Society (2007), University of California - Irvine
Integrated Micro/Nano Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Fellowship (2006), University of California - Irvine
University of California Regents Scholar Award (2001), University of California – Irvine
U.S. Bankruptcy Code and Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP) E-Book (Including the Rules changes effective Dec. 1, 2011), (Scott A. Cromar & Robert M. Lawless eds., 2011). (via CALI eLangdell)
Scott A. Cromar, Copyright & Moral Rights in the U.S. And France (Short Working Paper, May 2011).
Scott Cromar, High-Level Resource Binding and Allocation for Power and Performance Optimization, Master’s Thesis (May 2009).
Deming Chen and Scott Cromar, An Optimal Resource Binding Algorithm with Inter-Transition Switching Activities for Low Power, 5 Journal of Low Power Electronics 454 (Dec. 2009). (no free version available)
Scott Cromar, Jaeho Lee and Deming Chen, FPGA-Targeted High-Level Binding Algorithm for Power and Area Reduction with Glitch-Estimation, IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (July 2009).
Gregory Lucas, Scott Cromar and Deming Chen, FastYield: Variation-Aware, Layout-Driven Simultaneous Binding and Module Selection for Performance Yield Optimization, IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference Jan. 2009) (Best Paper Award).
Shoaib Akram, Scott Cromar, Gregory Lucas, Alex Papakonstantinou and Deming Chen, VEBoC: Variation and Error-Aware Design for Billions of Devices on a Chip, IEEE/ACM Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (Jan. 2008) (invited).
Scott Cromar, Computer-interfaced, Servo-actuated Microfluidic Control System for Single Cell Analysis (2006).
Scott Cromar, Properties of Suspended ZnO Nanowire Field-Effect Transistor (2006).
Speeches & Seminars
Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar, "How and When to File for Patents," InSoCal CONNECT IP Series, February 2016
Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar, "Why is Intellectual Property Important," Innovate. Grow. Connect., Temecula Valley Entrepreneur's Exchange, November 2014
Russell Jeide and Scott Cromar, Intellectual Property Series, Temecula Valley Entrepreneur’s Exchange, Summer 2013
Class 1: "What intellectual property is, and why it may be important to your startup"
Class 3: "How to file for a patent"
Class 4: "The meaning of patent infringement and patent litigation"
Class 5: "How to use copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets to your advantage"
Class 6: "How to avoid losing patent rights"